Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Court stops DSTV from raising fees

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday restrained Multichoice Nigeria Limited from going ahead with its recent decision to increase the subscription tariffs for DSTV, its satellite cable television service providers. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had granted the authority for the Council to initiate the suit under [...]

Liquid Telecom partners with Sigfox to build IoT network in Kenya

Liquid Telecom Kenya, the fiber optic connectivity provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Sigfox, a company specializing in the provision of IoT services and networks, to build an Internet of Things (IoT) network. , in the country. The ceremony was held on August 16, 2018, in Nairobi, on the sidelines of the first day [...]

Netflix announces broadcast of its documentary on the City of Joy in DRC

Netflix will broadcast on September 7 “City of Joy”, a documentary about a center eponymous welcoming women survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC. The information has just been provided by a press release from the American giant video-on-demand. The documentary is based on the improbable friendship that develops between the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege [...]

DTT rolling out in Free State

According to a government press release, the Department of Communications has sped up to deliver digital migration benefits to residents of the Free State by teaming up with broadcasters including e.tv, the SABC, MultiChoice and Star Sat. Officials will be present across the Free State province to educate the public about digital migration as the [...]

Kenya Television Network launches KTN Burudani

After the launch of the 24-hour KTN News three years ago, the Kenya Television Network has a third station in works. The Road-based Television network from Mombasa will be launching a new entertainment channel called KTN Burudani. The new station, which aims to appeal to a young audience and will be bringing entertaining programs including [...]

Ivory Coast to complete digital migration by 2020

In Ivory Coast, Sidi Tiémoko Touré (photo), the Minister of Communication launched, on August 8, the construction work of the national network of digital terrestrial television (DTT). The event took place in the building from which Ivorian Broadcasting Radio (RTI) was broadcasting in Abobo. ”I’m happy to start the work. He is pleased to see [...]

Naspers new video entertainment unit in SA

Naspers is bringing a video entertainment unit to run the Showmax and DStv Now services in South Africa. The video unit will also aid in developing new OTT services for the MultiChoice group. Niclas Ekdahl as CEO from 10 September 2018 will head this new unit. Niclas has over 19 years of executive leadership experience in [...]

Disney XD shows available in Arabic now on OSN

Disney fans in the Middle East and North Africa will now be able to enjoy Disney XD programmes in Arabic thanks to the pay-TV network OSN. OSN has announced that shows will be available in Arabic, opening up the popular TV channel to a broader and more diverse audience. The announcement follows the exclusive release [...]

BeIN and BBC want to collaborate to produce and distribute content in North Africa

BBC Studios has entered into a partnership with BeIN Media Group to produce and distribute content in several countries in the MENA region. While the main countries covered by this agreement are in the Middle East, the two companies are also exploring opportunities for collaboration in North Africa. As part of this partnership, BeIN plans [...]

StarTimes provides free viewing this month

StarTimes announced a one-month free access for all its subscribers starting from August 1st to 31st, with the inclusion of Ebony Life TV, ST Nollywood Plus and Fox irrespective of their subscription status. The Chinese pay-TV operator will also cater for a downward review of its Classic Bouquet subscription rate from N2600 to N1,900 in September, [...]